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03 February 2016
To kick-start the world’s biggest celebration of our planet, Raymond Blanc OBE is spotted dining by candlelight with a WWF panda in his Brasserie Blanc restaurant to help inspire the nation to dine in the dark this Earth Hour. Read Raymond Blanc sparks ‘pandamonium’ in race to book Earth Hour dinner
26 January 2016
Winners will be awarded £500 each and an exclusive invitation Read Can you help save the world? Enter WWF’s Eco Challenge today
21 January 2016
CAPE TOWN, 21st January 2016 – South Africa today announced its first decrease in rhino poaching since 2007, but this slight improvement was offset by an alarming increase in the number of rhinos still being killed and also the significant increase seen across neighbouring countries.
Read South Africa stabilizes rhino poaching as threat spreads across the region
19 January 2016
With just 60 days until Earth Hour, WWF enlists the help of top chefs to inspire the nation to eat more sustainably Read Six top tips for a diet that’s healthy for you and the planet
18 January 2016
Gland, 15 January – With thousands of elephants and rhinos poached each year, the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) concluded its 66th meeting in Geneva today by demanding urgent action from some key countries to help stem the illegal rhino horn and ivory trade – and urging trade sanctions against three states implicated in this trade.
Read CITES calls for urgent action to maintain pressure on illegal ivory and rhino horn trade
UK Government takes step in the right direction for hard-pressed rivers - but warm words must be turned into action say campaigners
15 January 2016
Today, WWF-UK, The Angling Trust and RSPB welcomed confirmation that Government will reform the water abstraction licence regime, the national system that approves water being taken out of the environment for use by the public, businesses and farms. Read UK Government takes step in the right direction for hard-pressed rivers - but warm words must be turned into action say campaigners
13 January 2016
Hong Kong, 13 January – Following a major anti-ivory campaign by WWF-Hong Kong, the city’s Chief Executive, C Y Leung, announced today that the government is actively exploring phasing out the domestic ivory trade.
The government is also set to strengthen efforts to tackle the illegal ivory trade.
Read Hong Kong government signals end to domestic ivory trade
11 January 2016
Geneva, Switzerland (10 January) – With soaring wildlife crime prominent on the international agenda, the upcoming Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) can further boost global efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade by taking bold decisions on a host of issues during its meeting in Geneva. Read CITES meeting can provide boost in wildlife crime fight
22 December 2015
New footage released today shows a penguin-eye view under the ice in Antarctic waters using a tiny camera mounted on the back of an Adélie penguin. Read Incredible new penguin-cam video captures life under the Antarctic ice
JacksGap launch striking Arctic film after Paris climate agreement urging their generation to keep up pressure on tackling climate change
21 December 2015
Online creators Jack and Finn Harries (JacksGap, who have a combined social media following of over 12 million) have today launched a striking documentary called ‘Our Changing Climate’, encouraging their generation to keep the momentum going following on from the Paris climate deal. Read JacksGap launch striking Arctic film after Paris climate agreement urging their generation to keep up pressure on tackling climate change